May 5 2015

Precision Medicine or Population Health

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Past Event

Overview

Convening a number of distinguished Columbia faculty and researchers from diverse fields and of varying perspectives, this event sought to define, explore, debate precision medicine and population health and their roles in helping advance health outcomes around the world.  Brief framing talks were provided on Precision Medicine represented by David Goldstein, PhD, Director, Columbia Institute for Genomic Medicine and Professor of Genetics and Development and  Population Health represented by Ronald Bayer, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociomedical Sciences and Co-Director, Center for Ethics and History of Public Health.  A panel of multidisciplinary respondents followed which included Tom Maniatis, PhD Director, Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics; Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD, Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Jessica Justman, MD, Senior Technical Director, ICAP Columbia and Associate Professor of Medicine in Epidemiology; and Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH Professor, Epidemiology and Psychiatry and Director, Imprints Center for Genetic and Environmental Lifecourse Studies.  

Speakers

  • David Goldstein, PhD, Director, Columbia Institute for Genomic Medicine and Professor of Genetics and Development, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
  • Ronald Bayer, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; and Co-Director, Center for Ethics and History of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Tom Maniatis, PhD Director, Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD, Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
  • Jessica Justman, MD, Senior Technical Director, ICAP and Associate Professor of Medicine in Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH Professor, Epidemiology and Psychiatry and Director, Imprints Center for Genetic and Environmental Lifecourse Studies, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University